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Lean and Green
"Continuous improvement is not about the things you do well — that’s work. Continuous improvement is about removing the things that get in the way of your work. The headaches, the things that slow you down, that’s what continuous improvement is all about" - Bruce Hamilton To sustain in this competitive market, organizations are facing today - levels of unprecedented global competition. In which the organization have to design and offer better products and services and improve their manufacturing operations....
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Training to Young Leaders at Bombardier
Employee Training and Development is essential to the ongoing success of every organization. It enables employees to develop skills and competencies necessary to enhance top line & bottom-line results for the organization. Faber Infinite offers a broad range of training that is well received by today’s most demanding employers. Sharing glimpses of another two day Training Session on 'Foundations of Lean and Flow Management' conducted by Faber Infinite at Bombardier Transportation, world’s leading manufacturer of airplanes and trains. Bombardier has...
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Insights from ‘The Power of Habit’
Yet again, as part of Faber series here we are with few excerpts from another Fab Business book “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. “Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” - Charles Duhigg. The premise of the book is simple — we create and maintain habits to conserve mental energy so we can think about more complex and difficult issues; these habits can be good...
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Time and Motion Study – Robust Productivity Improvement Tool
“The unexamined life is not worth living” said the great Management thinker ‘SOCRATES’. As far as operations is concerned, time and motion study is one of the better ways of determining the capacity of the plant and also the particular time when the efficiency and productivity can be improved. This study is an appropriate solution to determine the ‘time’ taken to complete a certain task by a plant and machinery in a factory. Though basic in nature, Time and Motion...
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Cost Management via Inventory Management
Yet again, Faber Infinite in association with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) conducted a training workshop on “Material Handling and Inventory Management - Tools for Efficient Output & Cost Control” at Vadodara in July, 2015. The key purpose of the workshop was to learn effectively and efficiently the tools for cost management as well as Material handling and Inventory Management. Objectives of the Program: - Understanding the basic concepts of material handling and inventory management - To establish key aspects...
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Are We Too Busy to Improve?
In this competitive era of business and excellence, corporate world seems busy and everyone seems busier than ever before. Even with all the technology available to us, we just seem busier with more to do. The reason we are getting too busy is it takes so long to do things the current way (which is no longer current, it’s 20 years old+). But we don’t have time to learn new yet proven tools or concepts, to step back and think...
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Solution for Water Solution Provider!
Faber Infinite has been associated with engineering major, which specialises in high purity water treatment plants. Since inception of the journey, several actions have been taken to ramp up the operations significantly. The 30 year old company has now grown many folds through expansion of the product lines and entering in to new market segments for water treatment like power generation, oil & gas, automobiles, manufacturing process plants, sugar mills, captive power plants and many other such markets. Today, it...
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Accelerating ‘Make in India’
India, in the past in spite of having a nascent market, had favorable circumstances to establish itself as a global manufacturing centre for decades. Since then there have been a few spurs of actions such as the LPG movement in 1991 that made the Indian economy more resilient and robust. Moreover it is constituted by a diversified set of established industries across both manufacturing and service sectors. Yet again we find ourselves in a similar situation with the launch of...
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Ingredients for Change Management
According to Dr. Knoster, there are five elements required for effective change: vision, skills, incentives, resources and an action plan.  If any of these five things are missing, there is a corresponding ‘symptoms’. It may seem simple, but the model is powerful. For example, if a leader senses a high level of frustration from the followers regarding a change he/she wants to implement, this chart could help to realize that the followers may need more resources.  If the followers are...
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